Simon Doonan on Why Stilettos and spray tans should be avoided.

The Perils of Porno Chic

The Perils of Porno Chic

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Jan. 23 2012 7:03 AM

The Case Against Porno Chic

Simon Doonan’s Beef with 6-Inch Stilettos and Spray Tans


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Style and fashion guru Simon Doonan has been railing against what he calls “porno chic” for some time. And it’s not because he’s a prude. The author of Gay Men Don’t Get Fat tells Slate’s Jacob Weisberg why he has no patience for 6-inch heels, bleach blondes and spray tans.

Watch the latest installment of Conversations with Slate to hear Doonan’s rationale.